Summary: a film where three excellent actors get to shine, rosemary dewitt is simply radiant as an unexpected guest with a secret agenda. in the end, the writing does let this down as things resolve fairly neatly. but, it is worth it for the powerful performances.
Summary: A smart, well acted and surprisingly moving study of the knotty relationships between siblings, friends and lovers. Duplass, Blunt and DeWitt give the film an enormous amount of charm and heart, but I wish the ending had stayed a bit truer to the emotionally stunted nature of the characters instead of offering up a not entirely convincing picture of hope and happiness.
Summary: The idea of this movie is very intriguing, but the execution was really bad. Much of the dialogue of this movie was obviously ad-lib, which can be great with the right kinds of actors, but these actors weren't that kind. Yes, the dialogue was 'every day authentic'', but that just means it was as banal as most every day conversations. Good writers write good dialogue for a reason. Lazy directors forgo good writers for vapid ad-lib dialogue.
Summary: This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. The ending's a bit too saccharine, but there's a great script and even better acting here, as Emily Blunt really gets to flex her muscles in this one and, in doing so, steals the movie.
Summary: Even though Your Sister's Sister is set mostly in the open air of a secluded area of a Puget Sound island, it feels a bit claustrophobic because of the very small cast. There are only three characters who perform 99% of the film's interactions and there are only so many combinations a screenplay can invent to pair two of them off at any given time.
Summary: Well, here is another movie that really is about nothing, says nothings and did nothing for me. Another movie that had about 15 minutes of shelf life but was expanded to 90 minutes and delivered nothing. Nothing is the word by which I will remember and recall this film. There is nothing to it. I cannot even think of much to say because there is nothing memorable about it.
Summary: My goodness, why is this movie getting reviews so high? Yes the setting is nice, cinematography is well done in general. By dialogs? Silly, empty at best. The acting is not convincing. I was waiting and waiting for the movie to get better. Time wasted, alas. Overall I find the movie just pathetic. It does not happen that often that I would disagree with critics that much. Oh well. Be warned.
Summary: Wonderful acting performances throughout, and I love the setting and the music from Band of Horses. What I"m not a big fan of it this type of ending. Sure, it doesn't matter to this story what happens when the credits role. But it feels a little cheap to me. I've now seen this 3 or 4 times in dramas releases over the last year. I think the filmmakers are taking the easy way out by doing it.